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Among the interesting places you can visit in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area are:

Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area - Tour By Mexico ® Bosque de Chapultepec. Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area - Tour By Mexico ® Willow trees, ash trees, evergreen oaks and Mexican coniferous trees make this green area the largest one in the city. Historic and cultural places of interest in addition to recreational areas are all found here.

Casa del Lago. Several cultural activities sponsored by the Autonomous University of Mexico take place here.

Auditorio Nacional. (The National Auditorium).
This auditorium is situated on Reforma Avenue, at the artistic and cultural section of Chapultepec Park. It also includes some theaters: El Granero, Orientacion and El Bosque.

Castillo de Chapultepec in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area - Tour By Mexico ®
Castillo de Chapultepec. This splendid neo - classic castle has been the stage for such historic events as an attempted US Army invasion in 1847. It served as the residence for emperor Maximiliano and his wife Carlota in 1866 and later for president Porfirio Diaz. The rooms of these historic figures can be visited today in the Alcazar at the National History Museum.

Juegos Mecanicos. This park, is located on the Periferico Avenue, southeast of El Molino del Rey. It has a great variety of mechanical games divided into two sections: one for children and the other for adults. Next to it is the Comision Federal de Electricidad museum where machinery and scientific artifacts are exhibited. Next to this park is the Fountain of Tlaloc.

Lago de Chapultepec. Lago de Chapultepec in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area - Tour By Mexico ® Two artificial lakes measuring eight and seventeen acres respectively are ideal for canoe rides.

Monumento a los Niños Heroes. Monumento de los Niños Heroes in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area - Tour By Mexico ® This monument is to honor the Niños Heroes (Heroic Children). It is located in one of the entrances of the Chapultepec Park. It was built  in 1952 with the shape of a semicircle with six columns and a bronze eagle on the top of each one.

Tlaloc in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area - Tour By Mexico ® Museo de Historia Natural. This museum exhibits different stages of the universe and human evolution since its origins.

Museo del Niño - Papalote - The children's museum is a place to feel, discover and have fun while learning about human beings and the world that surrounds them.

Museo Nacional de Antropologia
(The National Museum of Anthropology).
This museum is located on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue and Gandhi street in the first section of Chapultepec Park. It keeps thousands of archaeological pieces of Pre Hispanic cultures. In the southeast corner is a giant monolith honoring Tlaloc (God of Rain). It is divided into 23 areas. Around it there is a newspaper library, an auditorium, a library and the National School of Anthropology.

Museo Nacional de Historia (The National Museum of History). This museum is found on the top of the Chapultepec Hill, inside the Capultepec Castle in the old park. It was built in the XVIII century and is surrounded by a wall. It has 20 halls.

Museo Tecnologico de la Comision Federal de Electricidad. This museum displays models and drawings which demonstrate the basic principles of science and technology.

Mexico City Zoo in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area - Tour By Mexico ® Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec (The Chapultepec Zoo) Mexico City Zoo in Mexico City Polanco and Chapultepec area - Tour By Mexico ® This zoo was founded in 1923. It has an area of 14 hectares where animals from all the continents are exhibited. It is said that zoos and botanic gardens, already existed in Tenochtitlan and Chapultepec before they were known in Europe. Among its attractions there is a panoramic train which runs around the zoo. The Botanic Garden with a great variety of plants and trees from all over the world is located on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue and Colegio Militar street. Located on Reforma Avenue and Molino del Rey, is the Korean Pavilion a small Pagoda from the Architectonic School of Korea from the VIII century.


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